Friday, October 24, 2014

Recording: Ryan Brouwer's Improv Wind Ensemble

Artist: Ryan Brouwer's Improv Wind Ensemble

Song: [excerpt]

Recorded at Array Space ("Somewhere There's Second Sunday Series"), September 14, 2014.

Ryan Brouwer's Improv Wind Ensemble - [excerpt]

Full review to follow. Ten deep, this improvised big band was under the guidance of conductor Christine Duncan, who was using a stripped-down version of the hand signals she employs with Element Choir. Performance-wise, the frenetic parts were the most entertaining to watch in real-time, with Duncan weaving the players into several cacophonous crescendos. But listening back, it was the quieter parts that resonate most, with subtle textures playing off against each other.

No comments:

Post a Comment